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Sony speak out on PS3 delay

by Steven Williamson on 7 September 2006, 09:14

Tags: PlayStation 3, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), PS3

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IGN have spoken to Dave Karraker, the Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Sony Computer Entertainment America, on yesterday's announcement on the problematic PS3 launch. The PS3 has officially been delayed until March 2007 in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The US haven't escaped the mass production problems and will only receive 400,000 PlayStation 3 units on Nov. 17, whereas Japan will receive approximately 100,000 consoles.

Despite these shortages Sony are still adamant that they will reach their goal of 6 million worldwide shipments by the end of March 2007. Karraker was asked by IGN why Sony are so confident and replied by saying ' The main contributing factor to the delay in the launch in the SCEE territories was the lack of sufficient supplies of the blue laser diode. As we move along, month over month, we will see increased efficiencies in the production of these key components, thus increasing supply. We are confident in our 6 million global projection by the end of our fiscal year.'

Incidently, Nintendo also confirmed yesterday that they are still on target to reach their own goal of producing 6 million Wii units by the end of March 2007.

Read the full interview at IGN


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Oh how I laugh!

I've never been a fan of the Playstation since PS2 came out and you got all the kids so full of them self that they could play all their latest games on their inferior system. I am glad to declare that my house has always been PS2 free :P

I just think that Microsoft/Xbox have done a jolly good job of releasing their system when they did.

The thing I don't get is that there is going to be millions of people who have preordered their consoles, so how will people get their console, as certain retailers would be sent a certain shipment, but despite some people ordering before others they may still not get theirs. And even by the time it does get released in the UK there is going to be massive demand (out stripping supply) that even I must conceed, due to all the FIFA followers saying, oh I can't live without the Playstation controller, and the PS3 must be great as it is like the PS2 but with a 3 at the end! OMG!

I think that is why Sony probably came back from their ‘boomerang’ controller as there are so many fanboys who always complain about any other controller, if it isn't the Sony PS1/PS2 type controller (despite them always giving me cramp).

Well good luck to Nintendo and all ready well done to Microsoft :) I will be intrigued to see how much this harms Sony's market share; as well Christmas is kind of a big thing for presents and stuff…

Ian

PS. I do not own an XBox360.
muddyfox470
Oh how I laugh!

I've never been a fan of the Playstation since PS2 came out and you got all the kids so full of them self that they could play all their latest games on their inferior system. I am glad to declare that my house has always been PS2 free :P

My GOD that sounds really really smug and fanboyish, despite what you say. I'm not a fan of Sony's tactics, and I won't be buying a PS3 for the foreseeable future (if ever) but the reason the PS2 was so successful was because of the sheer ubiquity of the console, and the fact that it was (and still is) by far the console with the most developer support, therefore the best selection of games. When I had the choice of buying an Xbox or PS2, I bought a PS2, not because I was a foolish ‘sheep’ following the herd, or obeying some brainwashing media campaign - it was purely because every time I walked into a shop that sold games, the PS2 selection was far, far bigger than any other system.
All the console slagging off is tiresome

People will buy what they want

To each their own
Lol I just have to post here due to my amusement at their marketing schpiel -

“we are confident…” - don't be, you have let down your customer base, failed with this flawed piece of equipment and ruined yourselves with this positive speak. Consumers prefer honesty, lets face it.

“We screwed up pretty bad this time, we'd like to think our customers will hang on with us throughout and apologise to Europe for leaving you out. Again. Sorry.”

This would have been more apt given the number of times this thing has caused controversy.
people arn't happy. why europe? we pay a preminum for thier consoles so we should be a piority.


some videos on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTTgxFQADQ&NR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oqchrqkMU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG_0fAPsWe0

sony have made me so sick. i won't buy thier box of gimmics until it becomes £100. that guy in that bbc video who siad it has better graphics needs a slap. the only thing i would buy a ps3 at full price for is a Final fantasy 7 remake.